Last Updated on September 26, 2023
NOTE: This article has been updated to provide the latest information on PERM and PWD processing times available from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
Key Points for PERM and PWD Processing Times
- The DOL has updated prevailing wage determination (PWD) and permanent labor certification (PERM) processing times.
- Average PERM processing times were longer than July 2023 based on DOL data
- Average PERM PWD processing times were longer than July 2023 based on DOL data
What are the Changes for PERM Processing Times?
As of Aug. 31, 2023, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in or before October 2022. The agency was conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in or before June 2022 and reviewing appeals for reconsideration filed in or before December 2022.
Average PERM processing times were 323 days for adjudication, which is 12 days longer than July 2023. The average PERM processing time for audit review was 513 days, which is 15 days longer than in July 2023.
What are the Changes for PWD Processing Times?
As of Aug. 31, 2023, the DOL was processing PERM PWD requests filed in January 2023 for determinations based on DOL wage data and November 2022 for determinations based on other submitted wage sources. The DOL was processing PERM PWD redetermination requests for cases filed in March 2023 and earlier.
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